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SoftBank quietly sells additional $2.2 bn of its stake in Alibaba Group

The deal, which includes a collar contract and call spread, is expected to be settled between May 2024 and June 2024

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The details were disclosed in the SoftBank’s year-end financial filing released on June 25, but have not been previously reported

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SoftBank sold an additional $2.2 billion of its stake in Alibaba Group as part of the Japanese conglomerate’s fundraising effort to pay down debt and buy back its own shares.

The deal, which includes a collar contract and call spread, is expected to be settled between May 2024 and June 2024. The details were disclosed in the SoftBank’s year-end financial filing released on June 25, but have not been previously reported. 

This step is the latest in an unwinding of a relationship between the two firms that spans two decades. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son was an early backer of Jack Ma’s Alibaba

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First Published: Jul 18 2020 | 1:26 AM IST

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